Monday, August 24, 2009

If you're not willing to risk it all, then you don't want it bad enough.

Jump. Dive headfirst. Take control. Be your own destiny. Sure, I've heard the infamous line "But if I risk it all, I might lose it all." I can guarantee there's not a soul out there who hasn't thought this or said this. And yes, you may be right. You just may lose it all. But honestly, is that really such a bad thing? You will rise above the losses and in turn you will gain strength... strength that proves you can handle any tough situation life may throw at you.

Life is about taking chances, so why doesn't anyone take any? Rejection, fear, anxiety, nervousness, does this sound familiar to anyone? These are the classic symptoms that seem to appear whenever the opportunity to take a chance arrises. But stop fretting. Lay your heart and soul out there and see what happens. It could just be the best thing you could possibly do for yourself. Whether it's going for that big promotion, or talking to that boy/girl you like, take that risk.
Advice of the day: Never regret anything because at one time, it was something you really wanted.

I used to regret so many of the things I've done in my life. I've made so many mistakes and taken so many risks, and yes, I've sometimes lost it all. I've been down on my knees, praying for someone to save me. But I saved myself. Sure, I leaned on the loved ones who surrounded me, and used them for guidance and support. Ultimately, though, it was I who picked myself back up, it was I who fought through the struggle. And I won. I consider myself to be a very strong individual, but that strength was not something I've always had. I gained it. And to me, that strength is enough to carry me through life like a shield. I can take the risks now. I can handle them. And to me, that is the ultimate gift of life... so please, don't just dip your toes, cannonball into that water and see how big of a splash you can make!

Song of the day: Kelly Clarkson "Long Shot"


ivan18 said...

Wow, at some point I felt you were reading my mind. I can't agree with you more.

Anonymous said...

great advice. Best lesson to learn, is to keep learning lessons.
I hope you like what I made today:)

therealbobthought said...

thas right little lady nothin ventured nothin bought i always say

BCA said...

I think we all do things we regret in life. A great post; perfect delivery!

Dayne Gingrich said...

There's no such thing as, "I'll try..." There's only, "I will DO!"

"NOW WHAT" are my two favorite words (I actually wrote about recently). It doesn't matter the situation, we always have the choice to ask ourselves... "Now what?"

Pressure, problems, challenges, others' negativity, etc is all out of our control... therefore, what CAN we control? How we react, what we say, think and believe... THAT'S IT!

Good post!

MuzzleNuzzle said...

Your blogs are so empowering! Thanks!!

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